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Annual Transition Fair March 16th

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Medford Public Schools and Winchester Public Schools Offices of Special Education have come together and organized their Annual Transition Fair designed for students 14 years of age and older with disabilities to help plan for life after high school.

The Transition Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Medford High School’s Library, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA.

Parents, Guardians and students are encouraged to attend this FREE event to learn about community-based services available for adults with disabilities, including, but not limited to, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Intellectual Disabilities.

Twenty-five exhibitors will be attending, including: the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Department of Developmental Services, Middlesex Community College’s Transition Program, Eastern Middlesex ARC, Triangle School-to-Career Program, Outside the Lines Art Program and many more. These exhibitors will include information regarding support for independent living skills, vocational training, adapted educational programs, recreational opportunities and supported housing.

FREE Informational Sessions are also included this year:
6:15 PM – Employment (MA Rehab Commission)
6:50 PM – Social Security Benefits (BenePLAN)
7:25 PM – Self-Advocacy (Boston Center for Independent Living)

This informative fair is an important resource for young adults with disabilities and their families who will be leaving high school.

For a complete list of vendors, please visit their web page at https://sites.google.com/winchesterps.org/transitionfair2017/home

For any questions, please contact Dr. Jan Hollenbeck, Medford Public Schools Special Education Coordinator at jhollenbeck@medford.k12.ma.us.

All are welcome to attend!

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Incredible Scholarship Opportunity for Medford Students and Families!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

As the cost of higher education becomes more and more costly, the Guidance Department is extremely excited to offer a resource to make college more affordable for you and your students.

Through a new program called raise.me, your student can automatically earn scholarships from colleges each time he or she achieves any of the following goals in school:

– Get an A in a course ($100 – $1,000)

– Get a B in a course ($50 – $600)

– Participate in a school club or sport ($25 – $250)

– Volunteer or provide community service

– And, much, much more.

What’s incredibly exciting, is that your student can earn scholarships for activities that typically are not recognized by colleges, such as baby-sitting, working part time, and helping out in the community.

Medford is among the first High Schools in the country to take advantage of this opportunity, which is funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. colleges.

Here is how you can best support your student to get the most from this opportunity:

1) Ensure that your student creates an account by clicking on this link (which will also earn you a $100 scholarship!)

2) Make sure you select “Medford High” as your High School.

3) Regularly add good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to his or her raise.me “Portfolio” in order to earn “Micro-Scholarships” from colleges. Your student is eligible to receive scholarship money for each achievement from the start of 9th grade until midway through 12th grade.

4) Visit www.raise.me/parents for more information.

For more information, see this recent article.

We hope using raise.me will make your student’s path to college both more fun and affordable.

If you have questions, I encourage you to contact Tim Klein at tklein@medford.k12.ma.us or send an email to support@raise.me. Increasing numbers of public and private colleges continue to join the raise.me program. Colleges are added on a monthly basis and you can request colleges at any time. Your student will automatically get related Micro-Scholarships from all new colleges as they become available.

Sincerely,

The Guidance Department

2016-17 School Calendar- Updated Feb. 17

Monday, August 8th, 2016

School Holidays

The following is a list of NO SCHOOL DAYS this year:

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 – Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – Election Day/Professional Development Day for Teachers/Staff
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2016 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, December 26 – January 2, 2017 – Winter Recess (school resumes January 3, 2017)
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 20 – 24, 2017 – Winter Vacation (school resumes Monday, February 27, 2017)
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 – Good Friday
  • Monday, April 17 – 21, 2017 – Spring Vacation (school resumes Monday, April 24, 2017)
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day

Tentatively, the last scheduled day of school, including (5) snow days, would be June 21, 2017.

Elementary Schools are in session from 8:40 AM – 2:35 PM

Middle Schools are in session from 8:00 AM – 2:20 PM

Medford High School is in session from 7:40 AM – 2:18 PM

Medford Vocational Technical High School is in session from 7:40 AM – 2:18 PM

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